Passenger, caught 23/9/2006 (National moth night).

Mothing at St Margaret's

Most of the Moth lists and Photographs are from my garden (TR359450) in the village of St Margaret's at Cliffe in Kent. It is situated about 1Km from the sea and has farmland with in 100 metres. The garden is well shrubbed and about 1600 sq metres. I normally run a 125 MV lamp and a 15W actinic light over-night and once the season gets going a couple of other traps. At the moment both are 25W black Lamps. previously I used a 160W blended lamp in one of them. All traps are home made. Trapping dates refer to the date the trap was put out.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
Traps are now (2020 onwards) 2x 125W Robinsons, 2x 80W Skinner type and 1x 15W Actinic strip light on a Skinner type .

I try and identify all the Macro Moths, with the micros I am not at all systematic, I do more than I used to with the help of the new book, but there are some that do get through.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Species List for 4/5/2016

 Spring has sprung and brought me a few moths, including a rather nice White Spot.  

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 2
2172 Hadena albimacula White Spot 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix Herald 1

 Herald (Scoliopteryx libatrix)

 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata)

 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)

 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)
This Drab seems slightly odd to me but I can't think it is other than a Clouded Drab, ||Any thoughts?

 Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis)

White Spot (Hadena albimacula)

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